Arizona 5 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: April 8, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Arizona 5 Day Notice To Quit is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within five (5) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use an Arizona 5 Day Notice To Quit

An Arizona 5 Day Notice To Quit begins the eviction process when the tenant is late on rent. This notice may be delivered when any part of the rent is unpaid on the day after the rent is normally due. A Residential Information Sheet (REIS), included in this notice template, must also be delivered before any court action.

Some types of Arizona lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write an Arizona 5 Day Notice To Quit

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Quit:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and the payment necessary to avoid termination
  3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve an Arizona 5 Day Notice To Quit

Arizona landlords may deliver an initial written Notice To Quit by any method which effectively brings the information to the tenant’s attention. The law presumes the following methods are valid:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Delivery by registered or certified mail to the tenant’s address of record or (if unknown) last known residence

Mailed notice is considered served when actually received or five days after the date the notice is mailed, whichever is sooner.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.